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FWIDE

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2007-07-26
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NAME

fwide - set and determine the orientation of a FILE stream  

SYNOPSIS

#include <wchar.h>

int fwide(FILE *stream, int mode);

Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

fwide(): _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 || _ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc -std=c99  

DESCRIPTION

When mode is zero, the fwide() function determines the current orientation of stream. It returns a positive value if stream is wide-character oriented, that is, if wide-character I/O is permitted but char I/O is disallowed. It returns a negative value if stream is byte oriented, i.e., if char I/O is permitted but wide-character I/O is disallowed. It returns zero if stream has no orientation yet; in this case the next I/O operation might change the orientation (to byte oriented if it is a char I/O operation, or to wide-character oriented if it is a wide-character I/O operation).

Once a stream has an orientation, it cannot be changed and persists until the stream is closed.

When mode is non-zero, the fwide() function first attempts to set stream's orientation (to wide-character oriented if mode is greater than 0, or to byte oriented if mode is less than 0). It then returns a value denoting the current orientation, as above.  

RETURN VALUE

The fwide() function returns the stream's orientation, after possibly changing it. A positive return value means wide-character oriented. A negative return value means byte oriented. A return value of zero means undecided.  

CONFORMING TO

C99, POSIX.1-2001.  

NOTES

Wide-character output to a byte oriented stream can be performed through the fprintf(3) function with the %lc and %ls directives.

Char oriented output to a wide-character oriented stream can be performed through the fwprintf(3) function with the %c and %s directives.  

SEE ALSO

fprintf(3), fwprintf(3)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.21 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

 

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